Hassan, Oct 6: A youth leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested and later released on bail after he allegedly Holenarasipura tahsildar and disturbed a social gathering along with his accomplices.
The issue took a political turn with former minister HD Revanna defending Holenarasipura tahsildar Shreenivasa KR, saying he is a teetotaler. Deputy commissioner R Girish slapped a notice on the tahsildar demanding an explanation. Nagesh, who was released, is president of the Hassan district BJP Yuva Morcha.
According to complainant Shreenivasa, he was having dinner with Shivaraj DS, Arkalgud tahsildar, his batchmates and staff at the Inspection Bungalow when five men barged into their room and started shooting videos on smartphones.
Shreenivasa said: "We were having dinner on Friday and none of my friends have a habit of drinking alcohol. A group of persons entered suddenly, alleging that tahsildars are not doing work. We summoned police."
Regarding videos in which bottles of alcohol are seen on the table, Shreenivasa claimed they were placed by the group.